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Sketches of Hayti: From the Expulsion of the French to the Death of Christophe
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Sketches of Hayti: From the Expulsion of the French to the Death of Christophe

By Harvey, W[illiam] W[oodis]

Rebound in simple plain brown cloth with gilt spine label. xvi, 416pp, foldout frontis copperplate of Cape Francois St. Domingo. A near-contemporary account of the Haitian revolution from a source who says of himself: "by my intimacy with those who had dwelt in Christophe's palace, as members of his household, or were in frequest attendance on him, in their official capacity, I obtained a knowledge of several facts relative to the character and proceedings of that chief." Moderate foxing. Frontis is foxed and has very tiny torn hole, affecting illustration not immediately visible. Two very small open tears similarly affect vii and viii, affecting - but barely - the text. Closed tear to final page near gutter, presumably incurred when rebound.

$540.00

Important Talks with Guests from Asia, Africa and Latin America

By Mao Tse-Tung

Cream colored stapled wraps. 12pp. Dampstain at top of hinge, affecting primarily the front and rear wraps, internal contents very good to fine.

$7.20

Origins of the Peruvian Labor Movement, 1883-1919 (Pitt Latin American Series)

By Blanchard, Peter

Olive cloth with black lettering. No jacket, as issued. 214pp.

$18.00

American Republics Cooperation Act. August 17 (legislative day, August 11), 1960.

By Fulbright, J. W. (chair); Committee on Foreign Relations

Printed, stapled wraps. 5pp. Concerning assistance and aid provided to Latin America and in particular, Chile.

$27.00


El Origen del Mal. Cuba, Un Ejemplo
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El Origen del Mal. Cuba, Un Ejemplo

By León, Rubén de

Pictorial wraps featuring three Spanish galleons labeled "individualismo", "anarquia" and "peculado" against a backdrop of a world map. 411pp. A cuban exile, former revolutionary and leader of the anti-Castro movement presents a history of Spanish-American colonies through the lens of Cuba. Previous owner's stamp to a couple pages. Tapa blanda. Estado bueno, con sellos del anterior dueno en algunas paginas.

$20.25

...y la luz se hizo. Declaraciones del commandante Fidel Castro Ruz, primer ministro del gobierno revolucionario, en el juicio contra el ex-comandante Hubert Matos. Ciudad libertad, diciembre 14 de 1959.
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...y la luz se hizo. Declaraciones del commandante Fidel Castro Ruz, primer ministro del gobierno revolucionario, en el juicio contra el ex-comandante Hubert Matos. Ciudad libertad, diciembre 14 de 1959.

By Castro Ruz, Fidel; Hubert Matos

8vo, in orange pictorial stapled wraps. 95 pp. The report and proceedings of the Tribunal Militar Revolucionario trial against Hubert Matos, who had commanded the ninth column in the revolutionary forces and had been named commander of the army shortly after the victory over Batista. He wasted no time in expressing his anti-communist views and concerns about the direction the new government was taking under avowed Marxists such as Raúl Castro and Che Guevara. He was arrested under charges of working with the CIA to plot a counter-revolution, and was tried by tribunal on December 14, 1959 and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. Having suffered torture and abuse during his imprisonment, he became an outspoken dissident activist following his release and emigration to Miami. Front wrap heavily chipped and creased with several closed tears and partially separating from stapled binding. Beyond the half-title, internal contents are clean and solid, center gatherings are age-toned, while the outer are not (different qualities of paper).

$64.80

Memorias De La Sierra Maestra (Signed)
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Memorias De La Sierra Maestra (Signed)

By Pardo Llada, Jose

32mo, green and red pictorial wraps with a silhouette of a palm tree. 172 pp. Signed by the author on the title page: "Saludos de José Pardo Llada". Patronato del Libro Popular. Primera Serie, Volumen I. An eyewitness account of the guerrilla war waged in the Sierra Maestra with the revolutionary forces before the taking of Havana. Pardo Llada was a radio announcer -- at one time the most popular announcer in Cuba -- in the 1940s who was critical of Grau's government. In 1950, he was elected to the House of Representatives and over the next several years formed a deep personal friendship with Fidel Castro, who would visit his home nearly daily (and once drove Pardo Llada's wife to the hospital to deliver a child). When Batista took power in 1952, Pardo Llada was suspended from broadcasting 42 times and was imprisoned on a number of occasions. In 1958, he joined the revolutionary forces in Sierra Maestra and fought alongside Castro, Che Guevara, Camillo Cienfuegos and others. However Pardo Llada quickly went from ardent supporter (he waived his copyright and donated all proceeds from the publication of this book to the agrarian reform efforts) to a disillusioned exile: in 1961 he grew disappointed with the communist leanings of the government and defected to Columbia while Castro denounced him as a traitor, declaring in a speech that he was the sort of man who couldn't see past the end of his nose and would be mistaken his entire life until he eventually committed suicide via sleeping pills. Pardo Llada died in 2009 at the age of 86 (of natural causes). Front wrap nearly completely detached, previous owner's signatures on front wrap and ffep, wraps heavily soiled and foxed, also heavy foxing to endpapers and final pages of text. Scarce.

$360.00

The Free Trade Agreement Between the United States and Central America. Economic and Social Impact

By Moreno, Raúl

8vo, in photographic wraps. 168 pp. The Quaker American Friends Service Committee argues that CAFTA only galvanizes an already broken model of economic exploitation that will only lead to further poverty and injustice in Central America. 

$12.15

Pasajes de la Guerra Revolucionaria
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Pasajes de la Guerra Revolucionaria

By Guevara, Ernesto Che

12mo, brown, white and blue printed stiff-paper wraps. pp 126, errata slip laid-in. Stories and anecdotes drawn from Guevara's experiences in the revolutionary guerrilla war. Spine label removal (not ex-library), previous owner's stamp to title page and front wrap verso, official stamp and ink marking on rfep. Rubbing to edges and extremities, front wrap creased. Internal contents bright and sound.

$85.50

El papel de la ayuda exterior en el desarrollo de Cuba. Charlas sobre problemas economicos en el Cine-Teatro MinFAR, marzo 9 de 1961.
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El papel de la ayuda exterior en el desarrollo de Cuba. Charlas sobre problemas economicos en el Cine-Teatro MinFAR, marzo 9 de 1961.

By Guevara, Ernesto ("Che")

12mo, photographic and pictorial stapled wraps featuring a large Cuban flag and Che Guevara seated at a desk on a stage. pp 28, illus, charts. Part one (and apparently the last) of a series entitled Ciclo de Problemas Economicos - issued by MinFAR (Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces). Written by Guevara in his role as Minister of Industry, this paper lauds the increased revenue pouring in to Cuba via its Socialist and/or communist allies, namely USSR, China, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Dominican Republic, and Bulgaria (from $1m in 1958 to $500m in 1961). He stands this against the economic loss sustained by the recent severance of economic ties with the United States, concluding of course that Cuba is in a far greater position for economic development as a result. Wraps separated from stapled block, front wrap foxed, with chipping at extremities, rear wrap soiled, text clean and solid. Official stamp on last page. Rare, only one copy in libraries worldwide, according to OCLC; none in the U.S.

$360.00

Pronunciada el dia 2 de Marzo de 1960 en la Plaza Cadenas de la Universidad de la Habana (Necesitamos Tecnicos)
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Pronunciada el dia 2 de Marzo de 1960 en la Plaza Cadenas de la Universidad de la Habana (Necesitamos Tecnicos)

By Guevara, Ernesto ("Che")

12mo, black and white photographic wraps featuring Che Guevara at a microphone and the words "Necesitamos Tecnicos". pp 13. One of Guevara's earlier published works, containing the transcript of a speech he made on March 2, 1960 in his capacity as President of the National Bank of Cuba. In it he stresses the importance of higher education on economic development in the country. Interestingly, the iconic photo that has captured the imagination of millions worldwide, "Guerillero Heroico", was taken by Alberto Korda just three days after this speech. Previous owner's name to front wrap, very brittle paper, heavily chipped at edges, wraps separated from text; however, text is unaffected, clean and legible. Very scarce; only one library holding according to OCLC.

$135.00

Razones por las que el gobierno revolucionario decreto la ley de reforma agraria (¡La Revolución Cumple!)
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Razones por las que el gobierno revolucionario decreto la ley de reforma agraria (¡La Revolución Cumple!)

By Castro, Fidel

8mo, printed black and white photographic stapled wraps featuring Castro superimposed (rather amateurishly) over a large crowd and the words "La Revoluci�n Cumple!". pp 47, many photographs and several pen and ink illustrations. In this pamphlet dated July 26, 1959, Castro explains the reasons and benefits that will result from the agricultural reform act (la Ley de Reforma Agraria) drafted by Che Guevara and signed into law by Manuel Urrutia Lle� on May 17, 1959. One of the most sweeping changes implemented by the revolutionary government, it limited the size of farm and individual land holdings, resulting in massive land seizures and redistributions by the government. It also barred foreigners from owning sugar plantations and 480,000 acres owned by U.S. corporations were seized. In order to administer this law, INRA (National Institute of Agrarian Reform) was formed with Guevara as its head and quickly became the most powerful body in the nation. Some creasing and wear, light soiling. Scarce, 8 copies in library holdings.

$76.50

Ataque. Por la Liberacion de Cuba. Organo Oficial de la Revolucion Cubana. "El Alud"
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Ataque. Por la Liberacion de Cuba. Organo Oficial de la Revolucion Cubana. "El Alud"

By Gonzales, Angel; Nolis Meza Vallarino; Carlos C. Rodriquez [eds]

4to, blue pictoral stapled wraps featuring a characture of Fidel Castro cowering under an avalanche of boulders. pp 31 with numerous photos and political cartoons. A periodical published in Mexico City by two anti-Castro groups, Los Cubanos Exilados y Los Estudiantes Lationamericanos containing a number of articles and editorials condemning Castro and his government as brutal tyrants and for their ties to Communist governments. Light foxing, creasing at corners. Scarce; only 4 copies in library holdings.

$60.75

Un Pueblo Traicionado. Cómo Entregó Castro a Cuba a los Comunistas
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Un Pueblo Traicionado. Cómo Entregó Castro a Cuba a los Comunistas

By Kidd, Paul

4to, black and white photographic stapled wraps featuring Fidel Castro addressing a massive audience. pp 45, numerous black and white photographic illustrations. Text in Spanish. Compelling photographs and short vignettes taken of situations and people by the Canadian journalist, Paul Kidd during his travels in Cuba 1961-1962. Photographs depict firing squads, children with weapons, disenfranchised individuals, and victims of brutality and imprisonment. Kidd's efforts helped get him get expelled from Cuba in 1966. Ownership stamp and address from the Mexican Delegation of "Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil de Cuba" on title page. Very light soiling to rear wrap. Scarce, with only 4 copies in library holdings, according to OCLC.

$63.00

La Revolución Traicionada
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La Revolución Traicionada

By Dario Rumbaut, Dr. Rubén

12mo in dramatic red, blue and white pictoral wraps featuring a Soviet flag impaling the Cuban flag while lightning flashes in the background. pp 32. Dario Rumbaut was a Cuban exile and poet who attempted to form a humanist movement in Cuba in the 1950's prior to the revolution. The Cuban Democratic Revolutionary Front (Frente Revolucionario Democratico; FRD) was a consortium of anti-Castro Cuban exiles who sought to overthrow Castro both through propaganda and military action. To the latter end its military wing, Brigade 2506, participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion. Contains a brief history of the revolutionary movement, statement of FRD purpose and refutations of several documents from the "canon" of the revolutionary government, including Castro's "La Historia Me Absolvera". A number of comparisons are drawn throughout between Castro, Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. Tape residue lengthwise on both front and rear wrap, else fine. 7 copies listed in OCLC.

$60.75

La Historia Me Absolverá
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La Historia Me Absolverá

By Castro, Fidel

La Habana: Editorial De Ciencias Sociales, 1975. First edition thus. Very Good. Folio, white faux-vellum boards with gilt facsimile of Castro's signature on front board, in a slipcase with photographic plate of Castro. pp 191, numerous black and white photographs. Originally published in 1953, this deluxe edition was issued in commemoration of the first congress of the Communist Party of Cuba. Very good: bumping to corners, endpapers soiled, in a good slipcase bumped and chipped at corners, photo has mottled stains. Text and binding clean and sound.

$60.75

Speeches at Three Congresses
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Speeches at Three Congresses

By Castro, Fidel

La Habana: Editora Politica, 1982. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo in red, white and blue wraps. pp 201. A collection of three speeches made by Castro at the Karl Marx Theater: at the 2nd Congress of the CDRs (Committees for the Defense of the Revolution, October 24, 1981), the 4th Congress of the UJC (Young Communist League, April 4, 1982), and the 6th Congress of ANAP (National Association of Small Farmers, May 17, 1982). These transcriptions are fascinating and engaging in no small part because the editor has included audience response throughout the text - annotating "APPLAUSE" or "LAUGHTER" and "SHOUTS OF 'BEING INTERNATIONALIST MEANS SETTLING OUR DEBT WITH HUMANITY!' - and these help bring perspective to the gift of oratory that Castro possessed. Light foxing, creasing to spine, previous owner's emboss on title page.

$20.25

2nd Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba: Main Report
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2nd Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba: Main Report

By Castro, Fidel

Havana: Political Publishers, 1980. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo, white cloth with gilt lettering on front panel, in a pictoral jacket. pp 116 + index. Text in English. Facing a period of economic uncertainty heading into 1980, Fidel begins his speech by saying: "These are unusual, difficult times," but that the strength of Cuba is "neither military nor economic but moral." Previous owner's emboss to title page, soiling to jacket, closed tear at front hinge.

$28.35

Main Report: Third Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba
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Main Report: Third Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba

By Castro, Fidel

La Habana: Editora Politica, 1986. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. 8vo, white cloth with gilt lettering on front board, in a photographic jacket featuring Castro. pp 114 + index. Text in English. Previous owner's emboss to title page, bumping to spine head. Jacket chipped and worn, with closed tear to front panel.

$40.50

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